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The Roma population, discrimination, social exclusion, social inclusion, Could or Should the EU be Doing?
The Roma population, discrimination, social exclusion, social inclusion,Could or Should the EU be Doing?

Author(s): Claudia Anamaria Iov
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: The Roma population; discrimination; social exclusion; social inclusion, human rights.

Summary/Abstract: In the context of the 2004, 2007 EU enlargement and the increased Roma mobility that followed, the EU should be the natural choice to lead policy developments to tackle the anti-Roma sentiment and discrimination. It is argued in this paper that this debate reflects a much larger political discussion about EU responsibility and identity. The failure of the EU's reform process over the past ten years highlights a crisis of identity for the EU. The security dimension of Roma migration issue is one case which has the potential to force researchers to think afresh and confirm the social responsibilities of the EU. This is important because until the EU clarifies its position as a 'social' regional actor it will never be in a position to play an active role in the relation with other regional organizations or states.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: Suppl01
  • Page Range: 485-493
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English